This isn’t really one specific story, but one of my favorite things to do when I was younger was hang out with my Grandma Jerry and my Grandpa Carl. I spent a lot of time at their house with them, and I hate that my sister didn’t get to know Grandpa Carl as long as I did.
Grandpa Carl drove an old brown pick up truck. He loved to work in his garden, and usually had on a straw hat when he was outside. He used to drive me around on his tractor, and I loved jumping in the manure to “help him.” I was his princess, you see.
When we would come inside, my Grandma Jerry would make him some roast beef sandwiches. I would help by transporting them from the kitchen to the living room. Funny thing, for whatever reason…the roast beef never actually made it to Grandpa Carl. I am not quite sure where it went….I of course wouldn’t eat. Nope not me!
Grandpa Carl was a Steelers fan, and when he watched the games he would drink his beers. He would leave just a little in each bottle, and place them on the side of his chair. I may or may not have been hiding behind the chair, snacking on my cheese curls and consuming the remainder of his beer. I mean, he left it in there for me, right?!
Grandpa Carl loved his cigars. He would have a box of them in their house, and I would love to open the box and smell them. I still have one of his cigar boxes to this day. Every time I open it, it reminds me of him!
I already told you all about how my Grandma Jerry let me make a fort with her couch cushions. She also had a swing set and sand box outside for me. It was one of those green turtle sand boxes, with the shell as a lid. She would flip the lip upside down and make a little mini swimming pool out of it for me too!
Grandma Jerry would always take me to yard sales on Saturdays! I used to love to walk around with her and see what kid of treasures we could find. My sister and I also attended church with her every Sunday. I went to Sunday school in the mornings, but I would attend the adult church service with her so I could spend more time with her! I loved sitting next to her and seeing all of her friends too.
Yup, spending time with Grandpa Carl and Grandma Jerry is one of my favorite past times as a child. I wish they were both still with us today. I would love to be able to talk to them as an adult. Grandpa Carl passed away when I was in 1st grade, and Grandma Jerry passed between my 10th and 11th grade year.